Report: Snowden accepts Venezuela asylum offer

The US fugitive Edward Snowden has accepted an offer of asylum from Venezuela, according to the AFP news agency.

A lawmaker close to the Kremlin, Duma politician Alexey Pushkov, tweeted that Mr Snowden has accepted an offer of asylum.

Edward Snowden Credit: The Guardian/Glenn Grenwald, Laura Poitras

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Snowden 'not accepted asylum'

WikiLeaks has said US intelligence agency leaker Edward Snowden has "not yet formally accepted" an asylum offer from Venezuela. It came after a senior Russian politician clarified an earlier tweet that Mr Snowden has accepted an offer from Venezuela